Lebanon Valley College
President's Report 1999-2000
"GREM LLEGES Di. DO EVERY'
BUT i HEY PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING I I IEY DO.
President, Lebanon yailey' isij.H»i
AS I STROLL ACROSS CAMPUS, Our
community's constant attention to detail
and quality are readily apparent. Nothing
could better characterize life at the 'Valley,'
nor please me more. Great colleges don't do
everything — but they pay attention to
everything they do. And Lebanon Valley
College has paid close attention, indeed, to
all that it does so very well. In the pages
that follow, you will see faces and read
stories that reflect this attention to detail. I
invite you to share in our College's pride.
In recent years, in particular, the manner in
which our entire community has managed
our growth is truly impressive. The
artfulness in the way identity and change
have been held together has been an
enormous achievement. It has prepared us
well for an important task at hand. During
this year the Lebanon Valley College
community, led by faculty and
administrators, has embarked on the
decennial process of preparing a self-study for
reaccredidation by the Commission on
Higher Education of the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools. Not
surprisingly, the community of Lebanon Valley College
selected "managing growth" as the most salient issue at
the College. It is with significant enthusiasm that we
engage in a process so central to the ongoing quality of
the mission of our institution. In our larger community,
the quality of our growth continues to draw attention, as
well. It has been acknowledged through our continued
Lebanon Valley College
ranking in U.S.News and World Report as one of the top
10 regional liberal arts colleges in the North. We have
also been rated once again by U.S.News and World
Report as one of the top 10 "best values" colleges in the
region. Each of our new facilities has received a design
award, and, in some cases, several. Though never taken
for granted, it is with some satisfaction that we have all
come to expect such accolades.
While outside recognition is appreciated, there are
more substantive endorsements. In 1996, 27 percent of
our freshmen came from the top 10 percent of their
high school class and 54 percent were in the top 25
percent of that same group. Just four short years later
we see that "managing growth" has indeed proved
successful. Of the expected 2000 class of freshmen, 35
percent were among the top 10 percent of their high
school class and 67 percent were in the top 25 percent
of their high school class. These are "real" measures of
an academic community's success, and we need look no
further than our educators and programs for the cause
of our success.
The Study Abroad program continued to accelerate.
Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of chemistry, and his
wife Judy guided 1 3 students through an exciting
semester in New Zealand. An additional 39 students
took advantage of spending a semester in one of our
other seven international sites.
Several of our outstanding students found additional
ways to study abroad, as well. Wendi Davenport
'00 became our 1 1th Fulbright Scholarship recipient; Otis
Richardson '02 received a National Security Education
Program under-graduate scholarship; and Natalia
Antelava '02 won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship —
each is currently studying abroad by virtue of these
Under the leadership of an insightful board and a
highly skilled management team, three major campus
architectural pieces were constructed and dedicated
during the 1999-2000 year. Marquette Hall, the
Heilman Center and the Fasick Bridge were all
completed during this time, each enriching the social,
cultural and educational experience of our students.
Clearly, the continuation of demanding academic
standards and the development of an award-winning
campus could not be accomplished without the
emotional and financial support of our extended College
family. The 1999-2000 fiscal year witnessed the
successful completion of both the Heilman Center and
the Kresge Foundation Challenge. The College also
received generous gifts from the Independence
Foundation to support The Eugene Fish Presidential
Academic Initiatives Fund as well as almost a quarter-
million dollars from alumni, parents and friends
through the Annual Phonathon. For your continued
support, our students are deeply grateful.
Together we have shared the excitement that only
growth and hard work bring. I hope each of you will
enjoy not only the accomplishments, but the great
expectations we all have for our College in the years
G. David Pollick
President, Lebanon Valley College
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The Suzanne H.
Arnold Art Gallery
provided another year
oj exciting and unique
year in review
Bob and Judy's
offspring enjoy the
new fountains on the
Fiscal year 1999-2000 was a time
for opening doors, a time for grand
unveilings celebrated with the
fanfare of ribbons and speeches,
and a time for thoughtful musings
seen only in the mind's eye.
Challenges to thought and opinion
were presented both in and out of
the classroom, and recognitions
served as a reminder of work well
done. Lebanon Valley's tradition of
academic excellence continued as
the College once again took its
place among the top 10 regional
liberal arts colleges in the North
in U.S.News and World Report's
"America's Best Colleges" issue.
Also, in the first study of its kind,
APBnews.com and CAP Index Inc.
ranked Lebanon Valley College
number 1 1 on a list of the top 25
lowest-risk college campus
Financially, the Kresge
Challenge was exceeded, as more
than $5,000,000 was raised in
support of the Heilman Center.
The College also received a
$500,000 gift from the
Independence Foundation to
support The Eugene Fish
Presidential Academic Initiatives
Fund. In addition, alumni, parents
and friends of the College showed
their support by contributing
more than $234,000 toward the
An Increasing Presence
Blueprints became buildings, and
as the dust of an ambitious year
began to settle, new venues on
campus opened. The fall
Oktoberfest Weekend featured the
dedication of Marquette Hall, a
suite-styled residence with
housing for 56 students. As winter
approached, so did new
The College also received
a $500,000 gift from
Foundation to support
The Eugene Fish
opportunities for renewal of body
and mind. Students from all
disciplines filled classrooms in the
Heilman Center, while College
and community members alike
reaped the benefits of the fitness
center's wellness pool, and weight
training and aerobic equipment.
The College's east and west
athletic complexes were joined
together with bonds of steel. On a
blustery November night, an
audience of hundreds watched as
Fasick Bridge, a 126-foot-long
suspension bridge, was lifted and
locked into place over Route 934.
One construction project
which was invisible to most, but
just as vital to the College's
image, was the redesign of the
website. After 14 months of
planning and intricate design
work, the College unveiled a site
that relays the warm, family
atmosphere of LVC to internet
surfers around the globe.
Dr. Donald Byrne teaches
American history in one of the new
classrooms in the Heilman Center.
4 Lebanon Valley College
On a blustery
November night, an
audience oj hundreds
watched as Fasick
Bridge, a 126-foot-long
suspension bridge, was
lifted and locked into
place over Route 934.
Putting It On Paper
While the College's eye-catching
academic facilities, athletic fields
and landscaping touches have
garnered attention and accolades
in recent years, the LVC that is
seen on paper is also acquiring
kudos. The International Studies
Brochure took top honors, a gold
medal, from CASE (Council for
the Advancement and Support of
Education) for Individual Student
Recruitment Publications. The
organization also recognized the
1998-99 President's Report, "The
Power of Community," with a
bronze medal in the Individual
Fundraising Publications category.
At the international level, the
College's 1997-98 Annual Report
earned a Silver Award of
Excellence for York's Triangle
Printing Company during the
International Gallery of Superb
Printing. The contest drew over
3,000 entries from printers across
the globe. Likewise, The Valley
magazine earned a silver award
from the International Association
of Business Communicators
(Central Pennsylvania Chapter).
Culture on Campus
Through the Fall Perspectives
Series and Spring Humanities
Colloquium, campus and
community members alike had the
opportunity to examine issues
surrounding both gender and the
new millennium. The Fall
Perspectives Series featured
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Deborah Blum, who presented a
provocative and insightful look at
the biological differences between
men and women. The series also
brought international issues to
campus as Hawa Ghaus of the
Feminist Majority Foundation
provided a revealing look at the
plight of women in Afghanistan.
The Spring Humanities
Students enjoy an all-campus picnic
during Spring Arts Weekend.
Colloquium raised questions of the
new millennium and how it will
impact family, art, literature,
sports, politics and technology.
Featured speakers included Dr.
John Lucas, the official lecturer of
the International Olympic
Committee (IOC), and Dr. Alan
Geyer, author and canon
ecumenist for the Washington
Once again, the College was
privileged to have a Woodrow
Wilson Visiting Fellow on
campus. Anita Perez Ferguson,
chair of the National Women's
Political Caucus, spent a week on
campus, during which time she
shared her political prowess with
students and faculty, and held a
public presentation on the
changing face of American
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art
Gallery provided another year of
exciting and unique exhibitions,
beginning with Memory Boxes, a
display that explored the box as a
medium and featured the work of
renowned artists from New York,
Paris and Philadelphia. The year
continued with an examination of
local culture with Early
Pennsylvania German Art and
Folklife. Visitors to the Gallery
also had the opportunity to
explore the pastels, drawings,
sketchbooks and paintings of
acknowledged American artist
William Glackens, and view the
work of contemporary artist Leslie
Dill, whose art combines the
visual and the verbal by
incorporating the written words of
Emily Dickinson, Franz Kafka and
Ranier Maria Rilke.
1999-00 President's Report 5
year in review
More than ever before, students
who come to Annville are seeing
the world. In the spring of 1999,
chemistry professor Dr. Richard
Cornelius and 1 3 students spent a
semester exploring the culture of
New Zealand while studying at
the University of Waikato. The
College now offers eight programs
that provide opportunities for
students to spend a semester in
countries such as England, the
Netherlands, Greece, France,
Germany and Spain.
Wendi Davenport '00
won a Fulbright
Scholarship to teach
for a year in Korea.
A number of LVC students
have also received awards allowing
them to experience a whole new
world. Wendi Davenport '00
earned a Fulbright Scholarship and
was assigned a one-year teaching
position in Korea. Otis Richardson
'02 received a National Security
Education Program undergraduate
scholarship, enabling him to spend
the 2000-01 academic year in the
Japan Studies Program at Tokyo
International University. Natalia
Antelava '02 won a Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholarship, which
gave her an opportunity to study
political science and French for a
year at the University of Dakar in
The 1999-2000 year brought some
new traditions to campus.
Malcolm Lazin '65 created and
endowed the Lazin Distinguished
Leader in Residence Series in
memory of his father, Norman
Lazin '37. The program brings
alumni and community experts to
campus where they spend a few
days in the classroom sharing their
experience with students.
The 132nd Commencement
ceremony marked the earning of
degrees for Ken Horst '00 and
Jennissa Lapp '00, the first
graduates of the Lebanon Valley
Education Partnership (LVEP).
The program, which is run in
conjunction with the Lebanon
School District, provides
mentoring and financial assistance
for low-income students in the
District. Don Lesher, president of
Lesher Mack Sales and Service, Inc.
Otis Richardson '02
received a National
him to spend the
year in the Japan
Studies Program at
and co-chair of the LVEP, was
given an honorary doctorate for his
leadership and dedication to the
program since its inception in
1989. After a Commencement
address by Kenneth Wolfe,
chairman and CEO of Hershey
Foods Corporation, some 400
students received their LVC
6 Lebanon Valley College
The 1999 Founders Day
ceremony honored Anne Brossman
Sweigart, chairman, president and
chief executive officer of D&E
Communications and an honorary
member of the Board of Trustees,
for her professional and charitable
contributions to the community.
Honors were also bestowed upon
Students stroll across LVCs
Dr. Howard Applegate, professor
of history and American studies
emeritus, recipient of The Student
Government Award. The
President's Award recognized the
commitment to community
service demonstrated by members
of the the College's Student
Pennsylvania State Education
Association (SPSEA). Students in
SPSEA have provided tutoring and
babysitting services for the local
community, supplied readers for
Good Samaritan Hospital's "Reach
Out and Read" program, and
created and organized Children's
Day, a program that involves 250
elementary students from the
Annville-Cleona School District.
Above: The first graduates of the
Lebanon Valley Educational
Partnership (LVEP), Ken Horst '00
(second from left), andjennissa
Lapp '00 (third from left) Join
President G. David Pollick deft)
and LVEP co-chair Don Lesher prior
to Commencement ceremonies.
Interaction between College
and community remained strong
throughout the year, as
educational programs such as
Women in Science Day, Business
Career Day, International Culture
Day, Math Olympics, Youth
Scholars Institute and Physics in
Action brought thousands of area
students to campus. After a 20-
year run, the Lebanon Valley
College Quiz Bowl celebrated its
last year on campus, with guest
moderator Congressman George
W. Gekas delivering the final
round of questions.
Students in SPSEA work with
children from the community
during the Annual Spring Arts
College and community
throughout the year, as
such as Women in
Science Day, Business
Day, Math Olympics,
Youth Scholars Institute
and Physics in Action
oj area students
1999-00 President's Report 7
r. Stacj^ Goodman ha$ only been on the feculty for the latter
part of the past decade but feels she has witnessed the most
progressive half. *Tn the last two years We've really seen the
change;*" she claims.
^^_ Goodman, a member of the biology department* had little
knowledge of Lebanoii Valley College^ before her job interview. She had seen a
bit of the campus as she drove to gradtkte courses "rigjht down the stteet* at
the Iteshey Medical Center. "It's a beautiful campus," she exclaims. "J just
knew this was going to work out great and it has."
She had learned of an opening for a sabbatical re|>laienient position and the
Pittsbirgh area native was greeted by a campus just the size and type she was
looking for, one which reminded her <sf her undesignate school.
"Westminster G>ikg| was very similar,** she explains **J was really
comfortable there and I thought that was the kind of institution where I would
love to get my foot hi the door. It was fortuitous."
Goodman knows that biology is one of the acadentic pursuits for which the
College has a good reputanon. "Over the past decade it has really grown a lot
and it T # still growing." This, she notes, can create a delicate situation, ^You
donr want to lose your identity while you grow," she asserts. "We're getting
alumni feedback on how they feel we've done and we're getting resowifiding
comments that, yes, they received a really good education here and we tteally
prepared them well for the workplace. So we want to §eep that up/"
like other departments, biology hi$ to find room for extra students beyond
those who are majoring in the program. The new physical therapy ptogtam, for
instance, "created a lot more students who have to take biology courses/*
But progress also works to provide solutions as well as present challenges;
next year her department will add a new faculty member, the first in six years.
And the department members have -bef ri holding a series of meetings on
renova|Ing the Garber Science Center :?«& make better use of what we have/*
"We have a great <§g^attment because our faculty have diverse
bacJ^Muisds," Goodman contends. "We are not ail trained in the same field;
we hafe a nice mixture and we try to make the best of those strengths*"
Existing growth also stimulates fomre growth and as often as not
GcK^ln^n's comments stray to explore what is ahead* *Tt*s a good time for the
College," she says, explaining one sue! detour. "We're growing and we're at a
place where we can afford to take time to think about these issues and which
way we want to go/'
"We have a great
because our fia
8 Lebanon Valley ttilltge
Bill Brown 79
"The institution is
the same now as it
has always been —
we care about
When Bill Brown 79 visited Lebanon Valley as a high
school senior, he took a standardized test to determine his
scholarship eligibility. "I received the test scores in the
mail, but I didn't know what kind of scholarship I
qualified for." Now after 24 years of involvement with
the Valley, Brown, dean of admission and financial aid, is in a position to help
grant automatic scholarships to students based on their high school academic
"The clear breakdown of the scholarship program that we have now takes the
mystery out of it," says Brown. "Students can gauge where they're at as early as
their sophomore year in high school, which gives them clarity and motivation to
reach their goal of attending Lebanon Valley."
Because of these scholarships and because of the Valley's tradition of academic
excellence, LVC has seen its applicant pool grow, both in number and quality.
"We haven't overextended ourselves geographically," says Brown, "but we
have improved the visibility of the College in traditional areas,"
The Mid-Atlantic region is traditionally where many of LVC students come
from. Now, more students are coming from overseas, the New England area and
other parts of the country, due to the advanced technology available to
prospective students to aid them in their college search. Lebanon Valley's
technology has grown as well, and LVC's Admission Office is now able to offer
an on-line application available to students from all across the globe.
"When I was a student, we didn't have phones or cable in our dorms,"
laughs Brown. "Now if we didn't have those things, people wouldn't think of
Technology isn't the only draw. Strong academics are important at the
Valley, as they always have been. The education department continues to grow
and now requires acceptance into that major, in addition to general College
acceptance. Also, the music department has added a new music business major,
and the Garber Science Center is looking forward to new renovations and
additions. Amid all these developments, Lebanon Valley hasn't lost its
dedication to a personal educational experience.
"The institution is the same now as it has always been — we care about
students. We continue to provide much to help students from where they are as
freshmen to where they are come graduation."
The third dean of admission in the history of the College, Brown follows the
legacies of Dr. Clark Carmean and Greg Stanson '63, now the vice president for
enrollment and student services. After spending four years as a student at the
Valley and working for 20 years in admissions at LVC, Brown can say with
authority, "There's not a better place to be."
1999-00 President's Report 11
t's quite possible that Sheila Dow Ford's passion for education first
blossomed at one of the many political dinners she attended as a child.
The offspring of parents who were active in Philadelphia politics, Ford
and her five siblings were often enlisted to help with their political
efforts, which meant registering voters, listening to campaign speeches
and learning how real issues — like education — affect real people.
Consequently, Ford developed an awareness of public policy at an early age,
which had a big influence on her decision to study the law— a decision that set
her on a very challenging and rewarding path in life.
Ford's education on education began in the Philadelphia public schools,
where she was bussed from one school to another during the desegregation of
the 1960s. After graduating from LaSalle University and the University of
Pennsylvania School of Law, Ford took her first job with the Education Law
Center in Newark, New Jersey. There> she was one of a team of attorneys who
tried a civil rights class action lawsuit on behalf of poor and minority school
districts. At issue was school funding equity, and Ford's team was victorious.
"That was an exciting time for me, even though I was making very little
money and working very long hours," she remembers. "What I was doing had
such broad constitutional implications I grew up a lot from this experience —
emotionally, intellectually and professionally."
Today, Ford is senior vice president and chief counsel for the Pennsylvania
Highet Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). In this capacity, she oversees
the administration of federal loans and state grant programs for eligible
students, in addition to other educational finance issues.
"I am a person who has followed my bliss professionally, and IVe had the
good fortune to be able to combine my interest in education with my love of
Another outgrowth of her childhood has been Ford's need to serve in her
community. Appropriately enough, it was during her undertaking of a major
development project for the Greater Harrisburg YWCA that she met Morton
Spector, who persuaded her to join him on the LVC Board of Trustees*
"They were interested in someone who had the ability to think in a
comprehensive way about issues, not just the legal ramifications," Ford says.
"The fact that I'm female and African* American is reflective of the Board's
comfort in seeking out diversity, as well as an indication of how successful the
school has been in expanding in meaningful ways/'
She also feels "LVC is a very warm environment, very insular, in the most
positive sense of the word. It just wraps itself around you/*
Sheila Dow Ford
"LVC is a very
very insular, in the
most positive sense
of the word,
It just wraps itself
around yo# *
12 Lebanon Valley College
m^^ 7 ^ '
"I'm a computer-
tamer! It's a very
I'm given great
Engaging in conversation with Stan Furmanak is Uke looking
through a kaleidoscope. Possibilities appear infinite; changes are
expected. For this multi-talented man, technology poses
challenging puzzles, not overwhelming problems.
Officially, since 1994, Furmanak has served as Bishop Library
systems and reference librarian. Unofficially, this Renaissance man has found at
the Valley a nurturing home for his hands-on approach to life and learning.
Here, he explains with delight, Tm not pigeon-holed as 'just a librarian,' I'm a
computer-tamer! It's a very supportive environment, yet I'm given great
Ever since his boyhood days in the Philadelphia area, Furmanak has
gravitated toward what he terms "hands-on stuff/' like erector sets, chemistry
sets and model building. Later, he enrolled in the biology program at the
University of Scranton, hoping to go into medical research, but the long lab
hours proved too physically tiring for his already arthritic body.
Undaunted, Furmanak easily moved into the worlds of English and
philosophy, eventually entering the graduate program in English literature at
Catholic University. There, he met his future wife Jane, who was enrolled in the
graduate program in library science, while also an American Studies Ph.D.
candidate at George Washington University. Jane encouraged Furmanak to
pursue an additional graduate degree in library science, which he later earned at
Southern Connecticut State University.
From his pleasant office overlooking the town of Annville, which he has
taken into his heart, Furmanak continues to work his merry magic. Making new
technology user-friendly and widely available, and spreading the considerable
resources of the LVC library to off-campus and continuing education students at
home are all simply part of a day's work for him.
A nationally recognized leader in his successful implementation of OCLC's
WebZ SiteSearch software (a gateway to over 70 remote, online data bases, as
well as the LVC library catalog), Furmanak explains that while this project was
done on his own initiative, it was accomplished "with the College's blessing."
Another of Furmanak's collaborative efforts involves being part of the
campus web team and working on the development and maintenance of the
College website, so essential to spotlighting the ever-changing, ever-growing
array of thoroughly modern assets available at "dear old LVC."
Furmanak freely confesses, Tve never had a formal computer course in my
life, but I love to tinker! Working with computers can be fan, but you never
really master them. You just become better at keeping them happy!"
1999-00 President's Report 15
Imagine that your job was to sell customized software to the NBA, which
needed to digitize four million photographs of its celebrity athletes and
store them online for easier access by > say, the editors of Sports Illustrated.
This is just an example of the kind of interesting and challenging
assignments that have kept Suzanne Enterline '96 thoroughly entertained
for the past four years as she blazed a trail through the fast-paced world of
Since graduating at the top of her major from LVC, Enterline has found
herself in the thick of the "New Economy/* She was in her first job— software
sales for International Business Machines (IBM) in Valley Forge, Pa,— for less
than a year before she was promoted and moved her career to New York City.
When Enterline left IBM in July, 2000, she had already advanced to the rank
of eBusiness solutions manager. These days she performs a similar function as a
media and entertainment sales executive for another global company, Scient,
which concentrates more on fostering e-businesses,
"Sclent works with its clients to build its e-business from conception,
through a design phase— where we determine what would make their websites
appealing and easy to use — and then all the way through the technical design
and operation phases/' she explains. "I love this job because there is nothing
boring about it.,.. To be able to walk into MTV or BMG (a major music label
and distributor) and meet with their executives is pretty amazing,"
While Enterline *s career successes thus far can be partially attributed to her
"whole family being driven, Type-A personalities/* she received a lot of practice
on LVCs campus. In addition to juggling a business major with an economics
minor and a concentration in marketing, Enterline invested a lot of time in Phi
Beta Lambda (PBL), a business-focused fraternity. When she first became
involved in PBL, there were only four members; under her leaderships it grew to
over 50 members.
"The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the talents I possess, and it's close to my
heart," she says. "Translated to business terms, it would be like taking a small
company and turning it into a large company, which I hope to do some day
Although she permanently resides in the Big Apple, Enterline still maintains
close ties to Lebanon Valley. She can hardly help it, since her family boasts a
long history of LVC graduates. She is also one of the youngest members of the
Vickroy Society, which recognizes leadership contributions to the College.
"I had such a good time while I was at LVC, and I did the phonathon for four
years," she says. "Once you ve been through that and you see the struggle it
takes to get alumni to give back, it becomes more important to you."
spirit is one of the
talents I possess,
and it's close to
16 Lebanon Valley College
Magda jura '01
Td like to" do
helping peogp and
^hanging things that
I see are wrong
around me.' 1
When a student first arrive at college, the 8r$t few days are
a whirlwind of activity. When Magda Jura '01, an inter^
national sfedent from Sibm, Romania, finally was able to
sit down m Annville, she had covered a Much greater
distance ahd string of events than the average student*
"I can't believe I made it/* says Jura. "It was a dream for me to get here and
study* I was redly excited about all the oppOtSMuties that were Opening up."
Chief among |tea's opporc unities was the chance to studiy ptfliti& an optfo^
^he would not fiave had in a turbulent and evolving Romania
*1 wanted to #tudy political |<$mce, and that wasn't something that was
offered in my country, After 4(3 years of communism, everything was going
through a big transition, including the educail&n system. Political science just:
wasn't develop^! yet. Now I hate an individualized major in international
relations and a second major in economics/'
jf ura soon jumped nations again, to study abioad in Cambridge, England,
firing her soplwtoote year. "Afe I came back, I didn't knowiwhat I wanted
to do, but something in my jnif^t year clicked, and I started looking around
and finding opportunities wherfe I didn't tzxp&zt to/'
Who she Mild, as it turns out, was LVC alumnus George King '68, chief
financial officer for the Energy Intelligence Group (EIG), a gtelal publishing
company that ifeeializes in news and information concerning the international
petroleum industry: King, who was on campus in 1999 as a lecturer in The
le&in Series, offered Magda an ifeiernship out of EIG's New York headquarters,
"Since my work has encompassed global issues for many y$fp, Dr. Art Ford
introduced me to several of the International students at LVC," says King* "I
lemember very Ij^ariy the dinner with Magda because she asked very
ffnetrating qne&tions. She was JQuickly able to ielate to me as a?peer."
Among her internship dutie$ was a$$i$ting MKVs president and raganmng
the compacts 21st annual Oil & Money Go^|&ce, an international
interchange between the worl^ pfayers of the energy industry*
"I was interning at the head office in New Y^rjc/' says Jura. "My main )ob
was to coordinate the annual conference in London and invite high profile
leaders including oil ministers from four OPEC countries and |pople from
Several majo* oil companies."
After ^raduatiGn, Magda looks to continue her scholastic to*ir of the world
With a trip to India as a Rotar| International Ambassadorial Scholar.
"My plan^i are to go to iaW school," says Jura. Td like to dd kwething in
international law, helping p$ape and changing things that I see are wrong
i$$&rt)Q presidents $£p&rt 19
As a high school teacher and football coach, Lou Sorrentino '54
could have built a career in what he was doing before he returned
to Lebanon Valley College.
Instead, he took the road less traveled. After 30 years of service
and leadership, including 20 years as athletics director (AD),
Sorrentino recently retired, culminating a career in which LVC has become one
of the preeminent institutions in NCAA Division III.
He was a high school teacher and coach for 15 years before coming back to
LVC in 1971 as head football coach and career planning director, but from early
on, he envisioned himself serving as an AD. "When I decided to work in
athletics, it was the next logical step," says Sorrentino, who in 1981 became AD
at Lebanon Valley.
While a student, Sorrentino earned 12 varsity letters for the Flying
Dutchmen, four each in football, basketball and baseball. At quarterback, he was
named second-team Associated Press Little All- American as a senior and played
in the 1953 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Alabama, one of a
handful of players selected from the small college ranks for this honor. His 37
career passing touchdowns is an LVC record that is still standing.
When he became AD, Sorrentino, whose football number (21) is a retired
jersey, was the only athletics administrator at the College at that time, though
he continued coaching football. With the development of Division III and the
needs of administration, he made a decision in 1986 to put aside the gridiron in
order to focus on the AD position, which was quickly growing.
Sorrentino, who also has a master's degree in education from Bucknell
University, notes that the growth of LVC in the ranks of Division III also
provided room for expansion in administration. Kathy Tierney, whom
Sorrentino brought aboard in 1983 as head field hockey coach, took on
additional duties in 1988 as assistant athletics director. With Sorrentino's recent
retirement, Tierney was promoted to athletics director.
Though passing along the AD role, "Coach Lou" will remain at LVC as head
golf coach, which he has done well for over 10 years. In that time, Sorrentino has
turned golf into a quality program. His teams have posted a pair of third-place
finishes at the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships over the last
three seasons and several of his players have posted top- 10 showings at the MACs.
"Coaching got me out of the office and helped me understand everybody's
needs," remarks Sorrentino, on combining coaching and administration.
Sorrentino plans more time for family and golfing, though he will still keep
his office. "I know the community, and I know it's a great place," reflects
Sorrentino, inducted in 1983 into the LVC Athletics Hall of Fame. "Being an
AD has made me more understanding."
Lou Sorrentino '54
"Coaching got me
out of the office
and helped me
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Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College
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PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL
PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL
•Categories overlap; trustees included in alumni, friends and parents. ** Cumulative Total donor counts are unduplicated.
22 Lebanon Valley College
Statement of Activities
For year ended June 30
REVENUES AND OTHER ADDITIONS
4% GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET
12% GIFTS AND
0% INTEREST ON LOANS
AND FEES (net
5% GOVERNMENT GRANTS
EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL:
Tuition and fees
(net of institutional financial aid)
Gifts and private grants*
(PAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET
TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS
*1999 gifts and private grants includes one-time recognition of split interest agreements.
Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 1 17 and 124.
Source: 1999-00 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS
18% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES
8% OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT
1% PUBLIC SERVICES
6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT
9% STUDENT SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL:
Operation and Maintenance of Plant
Student Aid (government)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR
NET ASSETS END OF YEAR
1999-00 President's Report 23
Board of Trustees
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55
Dr. Edward H. Arnold
Ms. Katherine J. Bishop
Harry B, Yost '62
Andrea Folk Bromberg
Deborah R. Fullam '81
Darwin G. Glick '58
Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Supervisor of Clinical Services/Psychologist,
Capital Area Intermediate Unit (2001)
Edward H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Arnold Industries, Inc. (2002)
Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.B.A.
President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2003)
Wesley T. Dellinger 75, CRS, GRI, CSP, B.S.
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2003)
Sheila E. Dow-Ford, B.A., J.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel of the
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S.
President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2002)
Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2002)
Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Retired Senior Vice President, E. I. DuPont de
Nemours and Co. (2001)
Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S.
Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A.
A. L. Hanford III, B.A.
Owner/Operator, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc;
President, Photographic Rotary Screen Co. (2003)
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2002)
John F. Jurasits, B.S.
Retired Vice President, Solutions Technologies, Inc.
F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A.
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2001)
Eugene R. Kelly '01
Student, Lebanon Valley College (2001)
William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D.
Community Volunteer; Retired Senior Vice President
and Secretary, Hershey Foods Corporation (2002)
James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A.
Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E. I. DuPont
de Nemours and Co. (2001)
Owen A. Moe Jr., B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College (2001)
G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D.
President, Lebanon Valley College
George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S.
Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance
Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2001)
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D.
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2002)
Richard T. Reynolds, B.S.
President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc.,
R.T. Reynolds, Inc., Reynolds Facilities Management,
Inc., and Reynolds Consulting Engineers, Inc. (2003)
Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.Ed.
Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines
Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S.
President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2001)
James W. Scott, B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of German; Director, GED, Lebanon Valley
Conrad M. Siegel, F.S.A., B.Com., M.S.
Consulting Actuary, Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. (2001)
Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A.
President, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc. (2003)
Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC (2001)
Janine A. Storti '01
Student, Lebanon Valley College (2002)
John A. Synodinos, B.S., M.S.Ed., L.H.D.
President Emeritus, Lebanon Valley College (2003)
The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D.
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of
Common Pleas (2001)
Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D.
Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District
Nadine P. Wethington 73, B.S., M.A.
Nursing Administrator (2003)
J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D.
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church
Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com.
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2002)
Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., LL.D., LL.M.
Partner, Appel & Yost (2003)
William D. Boswell, LL.B., Ph.B.
Attorney, Boswell, Snyder, Tintner & Piccola
Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B, LL.B.
Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer
Eugene C. Fish, B.S., J.D., L.H.D.
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.;
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company;
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter
Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S.
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc.
Martin L. Gluntz *53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey
International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation
Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., M.Div., B.D., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A.
Retired Business Executive
Gerald D. Kauffman '44, A.B., B.D., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church; Officer of
the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus,
Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle
Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A.
Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine
Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., B.D., S.T.M., Th.M.,
D.D., Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Kenneth H. Plummet
Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc.
F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D.
Retired Principal, Arthur Young and Company
Daniel L. Shearer *38, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., B.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci.
Retired Chief of Carcinogen Metabolism and
Toxicology Branch, National Cancer Institute
Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci.
Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc.
E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D.
Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.,
D.D., Resident Bishop of the Harrisburg Area of The
United Methodist Church
Anne B. Sweigart, B.S.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Denver & Ephrata Telephone and Telegraph Company
Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D.
Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The
United Methodist Church
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